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Image of the Kansas City, MO from the Missouri River.A Little Background

A lot has changed in Kansas City since our last comprehensive plan in 1998 (FOCUS). Around 60,000 new neighbors, downtown revitalization, lots of new residential housing in the Northland, mega-developments in South KC, transportation and public safety on the East Side, and a Midtown revival (oh yeah, and championships in NFL, MLB and MLS!)

No matter your race, creed, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, age, height, weight, physical or mental ability, veteran status, military obligations, or marital status everywhere you turn, you're likely to see some changes.

Take a journey through Kansas City through data. Here, we have developed an app where you can visualize our growth, map our development, track our change, and understand our equity. Check it out below!

Note: The data book performs best in a Google Chrome browser.




Population change map showing the expansion of the city from 1940 to present

KCMO in Context: Population

For decades Kansas City has lost population as residents moved to our neighboring communities. Starting in 1990, people started moving back and, since then, we have added more than 60,000 new neighbors. However, this growth has not happened everywhere. The majority of our new residents live in recently constructed homes in the Northland, Downtown, or historic neighborhoods in Midtown.












Use the map below to see how the city has changed! Use the slider to compare imagery from 2018 (left) and imagery from 1990 (right).

Image of the Kansas City, MO from the Missouri River.A Little Background

A lot has changed in Kansas City since our last comprehensive plan in 1998 (FOCUS). Around 60,000 new neighbors, downtown revitalization, lots of new residential housing in the Northland, mega-developments in South KC, transportation and public safety on the East Side, and a Midtown revival (oh yeah, and championships in NFL, MLB and MLS!)

No matter your race, creed, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, age, height, weight, physical or mental ability, veteran status, military obligations, or marital status everywhere you turn, you're likely to see some changes.

Take a journey through Kansas City through data. Here, we have developed an app where you can visualize our growth, map our development, track our change, and understand our equity. Check it out below!

Note: The data book performs best in a Google Chrome browser.




Population change map showing the expansion of the city from 1940 to present

KCMO in Context: Population

For decades Kansas City has lost population as residents moved to our neighboring communities. Starting in 1990, people started moving back and, since then, we have added more than 60,000 new neighbors. However, this growth has not happened everywhere. The majority of our new residents live in recently constructed homes in the Northland, Downtown, or historic neighborhoods in Midtown.












Use the map below to see how the city has changed! Use the slider to compare imagery from 2018 (left) and imagery from 1990 (right).